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Central America: Unions call on govt.s & brands to provide humanitarian support for 80,000 garment workers during COVID-19

Author: Ivan Castano Freedman, just-style, Published on: 18 May 2020

“Unions seek support for 80,000 Central America garment workers”, 15 May 2020

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Nearly 50,000 in El Salvador, 26,000 in Honduras and 6,000 in Nicaragua: that’s how many workers Central American garment factories are laying off with no paycheck, trade union officials say. They are stepping up calls for governments and fashion brands to help compensate and provide a livelihood for impoverished sewers until the pandemic recedes…

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